10. You Feel Unwell & Fatigued
The scariest factor about developing the symptoms of pancreatic cancer is the fact that by the time your symptoms become noticeable and definitive, the disease tends to have made dramatic progressions.
Therefore, in order to catch it in its earliest stages, you need to pay close attention to all the vague and ambiguous symptoms, which also include generally feeling unwell, sick and exhausted, which tends to persist for more than one or two weeks, and doesn’t seem to be caused by an obvious ailment, for instance a case of cold or flu.
Keep in mind, if you feel something has been off with your health for a while, it is always advisable to get yourself examined because finding out nothing is better than missing out a cancerous tumour.
The scariest factor about developing a disease as sinister as pancreatic cancer is the fact that it has one of the highest death rates as compared to all other kinds of cancers, and just 8% people manage to survive for five years after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Why is that so?
Experts believe that the success rate of curing pancreatic cancer are so low because it is extremely hard to catch this deadly disease in its earliest stages, when it is most treatable. This is mainly because our pancreas are tucked away so deeply inside the body that there is no way to detect the presence of these tumours, see or feel their presence in any way. This is why people often end up ignoring the signs of pancreatic cancer entirely because they are so unnoticeable until the condition worsens. By the time the patients detect the symptoms, the cancer has already spread and grown towards other surrounding organs.